Booger Spring Trail #347

Important Note

Some sources use #347 to refer to this trail, while others use #374. The new sign at its junction with the Bear Wallow Trail calls it #347, and that is the number this guide will use.

Current Trail Conditions

As of April 2018, this trail has been cleared from Round Park to Booger Spring by a volunteer trail crew, but it passes through a burn area with standing dead, so more deadfall can be counted on over time.

Length: 0.22 mi

Difficulty: moderate

Condition: good

Elevation range: 9140 ft – 9240 ft

Elevation gain/loss: 10 ft ↑ / 85 ft ↓

Average slope: 6.4%

Access

The Booger Spring Trail is accessible via the Bear Wallow Trail in Round Park.

160 feet northeast from the Crest Trail along the Bear Wallow Trail, the grassy meadow of Round Park extends to the southeast. (31.86871, -109.28440) The Booger Spring Trail is not immediately visible at this location, but a new sign installed in the spring of 2013 can be seen 70 feet in that direction, near the far edge of the meadow. (31.86858, -109.28426) Head in that direction and the trail will become visible shortly after.

Trail Description

This trail has been marked with flagging tape along its route, and the path is fairly visible once past the edge of Round Park, but it is somewhat rough and there is occasional small debris and overgrowth across it.

After a gradual curve to the left, you will swing back to the right and maintain a nearly constant southeastern course through moderately open terrain, full size trees only standing intermittently. 700 feet later, the trail angles to the south. Booger Spring lies 80 feet beyond. You will come to the concrete trough first, but fresh water is not flowing into it. A short distance beyond, the actual spring can be found. (31.86658, -109.28212) In wetter seasons, water is often leaking out around the cement lid and draining down the canyon, but in summer you may need to lift the lid and get water from inside. This spring is the headwaters of Greenhouse Creek.

Many old maps show this trail continuing beyond here to form a half circle and connect back to the Crest Trail at Wattmid Ridge, but there is little evidence of this anymore and it has been officially abandoned by the Forest Service.

Map

Topographic map of Booger Spring Trail #347

Last updated April 26, 2018.